by Prozac, 28 November 2002
owns or uses a computer will eventually hear the word “backup”
being uttered by anyone with the technical know how. So common is
this word that it feels like a trivial matter. Not many people realize
that an apocalyptic chain of events might occur to their computers,
such as viruses, bad sectors of biblical proportions or the maid
who thought spring-cleaning included cleaning your hard drive. Most
people fail to realize the importance of making backups of their
data. Now, when it comes to making backups, the main concept is
to make a copy of your data and store it in another location. This
may be a CDR/RW, another folder, another hard disk or even a remote
server on the LAN.
can make a copy of their files via Windows’ drag and drop
feature. With the help of a CD writer a copy can be made on to a
blank disc. And there are countless software out there which enables
us to move great volumes of data across a network be it FTP or Microsoft
Networking. But how many pieces of software out there actually manage
backups? Enter WinBackup from LIUtilities.
from LIUtilities website: " LIUtilities
was founded in 1999 by a small group of IT professionals with the
goal of creating a complete solution for remote support. After nearly
three years of development and a large number of smaller projects,
we are now about to release our enterprise series of support tools,
which radically change and improve tech support in larger corporate,
academic and government computing environments."
is freely downloadable as a trial version thanks to LIUtilities.
The installation software is a mere 1.7MB download, which should
just be a coffee break for modem users and a blink for broadband
users. It doesn’t require much horsepower to run, so these
are the basic requirements for the software:
98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
• 10 MB free disk space
• 32MB RAM
• Pentium 400 MHz or higher
eh? Most entry level PCs should be able to support this software.
It is important to note that, although the software requires 10MB
free space, you’ll still need more MB’s (or possibly
GB’s) to store your backups.
went without a hitch; anyone familiar with InstallShield wizards
or has installed any recent software onto Windows should know the
initial startup, WinBackup guides users through the basic backup
functions in just a few simple steps. Some of WinBackup's advanced
features include: backing up user data, detailed activity logs,
customization of backup settings, and the ability to save backup
jobs for future reference. Besides that, to stand out from the rest
of backup utilities and CD burning software, WinBackup boasts an
impressive list of features:
· Strong Encryption
· Backup to CDR
· File searching
· File compression
· Scheduled backups
· Backup logging
take a look at some of the important features of the software.
a Backup >>